Just when you thought the SPAC had been played out, London-based healthtech Babylon confirms the rumours and announces its plan to go public via a $4.2 billion merger with Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp, formerly known as Ark Global Acquisition Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to approval […]
Hamburg-based fashion e-tailer About You has announced its intention to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as of Q2 of this year. With the listing, About You will also file an accompanying private placement reserved for institutional investors with which it intends to raise at least €600 million in gross proceeds. The majority of this […]
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UK digital bank Atom Bank is to raise £40 million (about €46.4 million) from existing investors, and is planning to shoot for a public listing as early as next year. The company says it has will grow lending to SMEs on its balance sheet to over £700 million by the end of March 2021, and […]
Just a couple of days after Klaus Hommels’ Lakestar (rather successfully) listed its SPAC on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, there’s some other interesting SPAC-related news for those who are interested in the phenomenon. Two German entrepreneurs are teaming up with a UK-based technology investor and dealmaker to list a $300 million SPAC in the US, […]
After 2020, which was a pretty quiet year in terms of public listings by European tech companies, this year has all the chances to be one of the most active ones so far. Towards the end of last fall, we started picking up more and more official announcements and market rumours indicating a big wave […]
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